Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is a Bravo TV show which follows a small handful of women - with expensive tastes and over-the-top personalities - in their day to day lives. What makes the Real Housewives of New Jersey so appealing to viewers is the unique cast of characters including Teresa Giudice, a 40-year-old woman who lives with her husband Joe and their four children; Jacqueline Laurita, a stay-at-home mom who lives with her husband Chris and their daughter; and Caroline Manzo, the oldest of the housewives who's been married for the better part of three decades.

The first two seasons of the show also featured Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub. They were replaced in season 3 by Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile.

One thing that makes The Real Housewives of New Jersey unique in the "Housewives" franchise is the fact that all seven of the women who have served in the title roles are related either by blood or by marriage, making their interpersonal relationships seem less contrived than on many reality TV shows where strangers are thrown into a situation to see what happens.

The most famous of the housewives is Teresa Guidice, who most frequently serves in the leading role, although the show is designed to be about all five women in equal share. Guidice, a loud brunette woman with strong opinions and even stronger emotions, is an author and small business owner.

Original episodes air Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
8 Seasons, 128 Episodes - Currently Airing
May 12, 2009
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Full Episode Guide

  • A "Social Edition" of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey", Teresa says goodbye to her ankle bracelet and the ladies plan a vacation to celebrate. Also: Siggy gets in touch with her religious roots; Dolores makes progress on her home remodel; and Melissa approaches Jacqueline about a clash with Teresa.

  • A group outing to a spa is planned to honor Teresa's first weekend of freedom since removing her ankle bracelet. Also: Melissa's new business gets off to a rough begining; Siggy reveals new details about her husband's past; Dolores' 12-year-old dog is sick; Jacqueline is confused about what to do about her son; and Teresa and Jacqueline evaluate their relationship.

  • Teresa says goodbye to her ankle bracelet and the ladies plan a vacation to celebrate. Also: Siggy gets in touch with her religious roots; Dolores makes progress on her home remodel; and Melissa approaches Jacqueline about a clash with Teresa.

  • Old tensions rise when the Lauritas have the Giudices over for dinner. Meanwhile, Siggy's children deliver surprising information; Dolores seeks financial freedom; Melissa's kids walk in Fashion Week; and Teresa and Melissa bond.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey News

'Real Housewives' Star Teresa Giudice Sentenced to 15 Months Prison Time

Giudice has been found guilty in her fraud case.

Real Housewives of New Jersey Stars Teresa and Joe Giudice Charged With Fraud

The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges.

'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Cast Member Wants Out

"Real Housewives Of New Jersey" cast member Jacqueline Laurita has followed a "New York" housewife's suit and announced publicly that she wants off the Garden State edition. Laurita currently has a six-season deal but made it known via Twitter that she won't be making anything but sporadic appearances starting with the upcoming Season Four.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Greenlit for Season Four, Moves to Sunday Night

Bravo continues to see success with its team of "Real Housewives" reality shows, proving once again how much we love to watch people argue on TV. "The Real Housewives of Orange County" aired its finale the other night to the biggest audience of the series, 2.88 million viewers. But they're not the only set of "Real Housewives" that are enjoying ratings success.

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